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Smitty's Pancake House

From the Windsor Star, September 25, 1979. Located at 7605 Tecumseh Road East, in the Pickwick Plaza. A look at the plaza today shows the Wendy’s as being at that address in Pickwick Plaza, just east of Lauzon Parkway. The restaurant couldn’t have been around very long. Does anyone remember the place? I grew up in the Walkerville area, and didn’t spend much time on the east side…
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Wolf's Hotel

Happy Friday once again everyone! Today’s photo is a bit of a mystery. I sadly don’t have much background on it either… It is dated April 18, 1954, and the caption on the back reads: Wolfgang Feller Windsor Roadhouse Prop. – Wolf Hotel I did find the photo above in a book from 1913. The caption reads as follows: WOLF’S HOTEL For twenty-six years, more than a quarter…
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33 Wyandotte Street East - 1948

We looked at the Syrian Coffee Shop back in April, today’s photo is from the same series. This one is dated February 29, 1948, the caption on the back simply reads: 33 Wyandotte Windsor – Gambling The series is an interesting snapshot in time of the…
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Rail Photos - 1984

These photos come from long time reader, and local film maker & railfan Tim Swaddling, who sent along these photos shot by his father Bob in 1984. Photo © Bob Swaddling The first couple of shots show a view east along the waterfront rail yards. Note the four story red brick warehouse at McDougall & Riverside. That was the Ferry Seed Warehouse, it was demolished for the Casino project.
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Syrian Coffee House - 1948

Another Friday, and again the end of another month… This one is a bit a mystery. This photo is part of a grouping of store fronts all dated Feb. 29, 1948. The caption on the back reads: Syrian Club on Cartier St., Windsor, Ont. Gambling I am assuming that there must…
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House of Refuge - Leamington

OK, County Historians, what can you tell me about this place? It looks like it was quite a grand place. A bit of googling brought me to this document here, that makes it look like it was built around 1900 maybe a little before, and sometime before 1961, became known as the…